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Celebrating Books & More: Currently on Display

Find out more information about current book displays and find bibliographies of past book displays here!


Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically!  Check out the bibliographies for more information.



May 2017 Displays

Spring has sprung and we have just the right books for you to check out, take outside, and enjoy. Whether you're curious about climate change, you’re preparing your garden for summer, or you’re getting ready to host summer parties, we’ve plenty of items for you to browse. We also have great new DVD displays out, including recent award winning films!

Click on a PDF links below for the entire list of resources featured in this month's displays! 

Main Display

Climate Change 

Climate change is hot topic, and an even hotter problem. It’s happening and it’s happening quickly. We’ve got a great selection of items to help you understand climate change and its impact to our world. Check out this display to become better versed in the subject and to understand how you can help. 

Mini Displays

- Let It Grow! -

Summer is just around the corner, it’s time to get gardening! Have you ever wanted to try building your own garden? Do you live a small amount of space and want to try your hand at container gardening or perhaps grow some fresh herbs in your kitchen? Maybe you’re not into the thought of actually starting a garden, but you would love to dive into a good novel or memoir. You might be surprised to know we have some gardening novels and memoirs as well! Grab a book, and happy gardening!  



- Throw the Perfect Party -

Tis the season for picnics, garden parties, and cookouts! Check out our party planning booklist for food and cocktail recipes, decoration inspiration, etiquette pointers, and cooking shows that you can stream online from home! You’ll find information for every occasion, like how to pair wine and cheese, make creative favors for bridal showers, or throw a Mad Men themed party. Cheers! 


DVD Displays

- Climate Change - 

It’s been an unusually hot February, hasn’t it?  And we don’t just mean politically.  People at DU have been consistently sunbathing and wearing shorts and sandals.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that January was the third warmest January.   Climate change is having noticeable effects on our lives.  Here are some films---non-fiction and fiction---that discuss the consequences and solutions to climate change.  

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- Iceland -

Iceland’s hot right now – and we don’t just mean its magnificent geysers and thermal features.  Iceland, though tiny, has a lot to offer.   Maybe you’re heading to Iceland for spring break.  If so, you might like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations to get in the mood for Icelandic cuisine and culture.  Or maybe you’re stuck here during spring break.  Then you could stay toasty warm in bed and watch The Deep, which is about an Icelandic fisherman whose boat capsizes, leaving him stranded in the freezing ocean.  I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re planning on going to Iceland on a boat.  Maybe save it for when you’re back. . .

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- Sandy Powell: Costumer - 

Sandy Powell has created some of the most beautiful and innovative costume designs in recent years.  She has won three Oscars for The Young Victoria, The Aviator, and Shakespeare in Love and two BAFTAs for The Young Victoria and Velvet Goldmine. In total, she’s had a remarkable 68 nominations and 29 wins.  Her pieces are truly candy for the eye.  We hope that you enjoy Powell’s art as much as we do.  

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